Remember the NAACP's boycott of
"I'll be honest with you, we no longer see any significant or measurable impact from that — haven't since the flag came down," said Marion Edmonds, spokesman for the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.Oops! Remember this when the next threat comes along.
If there has been an effect, it is not reflected in tourism-related tax collections, Edmonds said. According to his agency, accommodations tax receipts increased $3.5 million during the boycott period, and admissions tax collections grew $2.5 million — slow but steady.
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